Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 21

Assessing readers : qualitative diagnosis and instruction
Assessment and analysis in the classroom The classroom teacher's role Understanding standardized tests and quantitative data Assessing affective, linguistic, and other qualitative information

Assessing comprehension, comprehending strategies, and other cognitive information Analyzing and using information qualitatively Organization and instruction in the classroom Organizing for reading development and instruction Assessment, instruction, and learning in the classroom Ideas for strategy development.
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Behind the beautiful forevers

....With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. 

Born to run 

Captivating blend of storytelling and research. - Goodreads McDougall is a terrible writer. - Goodreads Character development is rich and imagery is colorful! - Goodreads Motivating, educational, inspiring! - Goodreads The right story but told by the wrong writer. - Goodreads Brilliant. It is easy to read. - Goodreads

Chasing Utopia 

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a healer and a national treasure. But if her reputation is writ large upon the national stage, her heart resides in the everyday where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered.


...What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Communities of practice 
Learning is becoming an urgent topic. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students. But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, at school.


Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.
Designing surveys that work

"An excellent tool for educators, school administrators, and other professionals. Users will appreciate the clarity of the directions, the abundance of examples, and the worksheets, checklists, and practical suggestions for getting results, as well as the ideas for summarizing the data in a meaningful way." 
(Sandra L. Stein, Professor of Education)    --amazon--


In EcoMind, Frances Moore LappĂ©—a giant of the environmental movement—confronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn’t our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it’s our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. ...  --amazon--

The education of George Washington

 In The Education of George Washington, Austin Washington reveals the secret that he discovered about Washington’s past that explains his true model for conduct, honor, and leadership—an example that we could all use.  --amazon--

The essential guide to selecting and using core reading programs 

The International Reading Association is the world's premier organization of literacy professionals. Our titles promote reading by providing professional development to continuously advance the quality of literacy instruction and research...   --amazon--

Facilitating a collegial department in higher education 

The book is filled with the most current ideas and research of what has worked to enhance the climate, culture, and collegiality in the department, as well as the university. The book also includes case law relative to collegiality or lack of collegiality in higher education so that readers will get a helpful guide to nurturing a more collegial department andpreventing toxic situations from arising or worsening.

How to be a woman

Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilariousHow to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. ...  --amazon--

Lean in

...In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” ...  --amazon--